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What's the approimate weight of a steel fork?(13 posts)

What's the approimate weight of a steel fork?grande
Nov 13, 2003 6:58 AM
I own an Ibis Somoma. Anyone guess the approx wt of a steel fork. I'm just wondering about the weight saving if i were to go to a carbon fork. Not sure to the steerer length- but pretty average.
550-800 grams nmDougSloan
Nov 13, 2003 7:15 AM
Nov 13, 2003 7:16 AM
700-800 gramsMR_GRUMPY
Nov 13, 2003 7:22 AM
Carbon fork w/ steel stearer....about 600 g
Carbon fork w/ Alum. stearer....about 500 g
Carbon fork w/ Carbon stearer...about 400 g (Very light )
Super light Carbon fork.........about 300 g (Scary light)
add another ~100g for quilt stemcyclopathic
Nov 13, 2003 7:47 AM
depending on components you save ~1lbs /from 1/2lb to 1.5/
more like 220-300+ grams for a quill stem nmrufus
Nov 13, 2003 3:13 PM
oops, i misread.rufus
Nov 13, 2003 3:15 PM
you mentioned 100 grams, as in threadless being ~100g less than quill. i posted total quill stem weight.
is that an African steel fork or a European steel fork?bill
Nov 13, 2003 8:23 AM
w/apologies to Monty Python's Flying Circus.
actually Holy Grailcyclopathic
Nov 11, 2003 9:54 PM
it's a killer rabbit, look at the bones!
re: What's the approimate weight of a steel fork?Mike Prince
Nov 13, 2003 8:23 AM
From the Steelman web site:

"custom steel fork weight 1.3 pounds. Ouzo Pro fork weight 13~15 ounces"

So...590-600 gr for steel, 370-380 gr for a 'sturdy' all carbon fork. As someone else says here, you can get super (sick) light now.
my steelman fork...ChazWicked
Nov 13, 2003 2:41 PM attached to my steelman frame and it's a beautiful thing. I'm not sure how much vibration damping I can attribute to the fork but the overall ride is nice and plush and I can bomb down hills aggressively and it just feels balanced and confidence inspiring. Call me an old curmudgeon (sp?) but I wouldn't want carbon up there unless I lived in Kansas.
Yup...Mike Prince
Nov 14, 2003 6:00 AM
I went with steel up front on my SR as well and have never thought once about an "upgrade" to carbon. I even have the steel stem and my bike fully built in 60 cm is right around 19 lbs.

Agree with everything you said. Wouldn't trade my Steelman for anythng.

re: What's the approimate weight of a steel fork?gtx
Nov 13, 2003 2:23 PM
The steel forks supplied by Ibis with those frames weren't made in house--they were made in Taiwan fairly cheaply, and I don't think they were super light. If you went with a Steelman or IF fork I think you'd save some weight. How much, I don't know. Personally I like a good solid steel fork, and would never trust a carbon steerer.